Commencement ceremonies for the Hawaii Preparatory Academy will be held starting at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 23, in Castle Gymnasium at the school's Upper Campus. The ceremony is open to the public.
One hundred eight graduating seniors will take part in the program. Headmaster Lindsay Barnes will preside. Rika Inaba, senior class leader and Upper School Japanese teacher, will deliver the commencement address.
The Hawaii Preparatory Academy Community Book Club will hold its next meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 17, in the Dyer Memorial Library, Upper Campus. Community Book Club meetings are free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served and participants are invited to bring a snack to share.
Hawaii Preparatory Academyʻs performing arts students will present their spring production, An Evening of Song, Dance, and Music About Beginnings, Rainbows, and Love, at 7 p.m., on April 24 and 25 at the schoolʻs Gates Performing Arts Center. Tickets, which only are available at the door, are $10 for adults and $5 for students.
Seventh graders Tess Savage and Ruthy Gerstenberger placed first and third, respectively, in the “Real Women” Creative Writing Competition for Grades 5-12. The competition was sponsored by the County of Hawaiʻi Committee on the Status of Women in celebration of "National Womenʻs History Month." Students wrote about a significant female who has influenced their lives.
Kahilu Theatre, in association with the Isaacs Art Center, is presenting an exhibit of works by Herbert Kawainui Kane (1928 - 2011), the foremost artist-historian of Polynesia, and one of the founders of the Polynesian Voyaging Society which designed and built the celebrated voyaging canoe Hokuleʻa, on which Kane served as the first captain in 1975.
Hawaii Preparatory Academy will host its Third Annual Earth Day Family Celebration and Environmental Science Symposium from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 19, at the school’s Ulu Malama Terrace Farm, located at the Upper Campus. The event is free and open to the public.